H&M beaded cropped blazer (XS) // H&M mocha satin drapey tank (Euro 4) // Forever 21 black skinny jeans (26) //
Xhilaration Taree Oxfords in Cognac (6) // Panda watch from Taipei Zoo
Californiaaaaa, here we come, right back where we started from. I am so happy to be back home amongst family and endless food, with 2.5 weeks to relax and fill out my med school applications. I can't believe my undergrad journey has dropped me off at this train stop, where soon I'll have to stop being a premed and actually be a ... med? Aaaaahhhhhhh. The realization is killing me, when did we all grow up so fast?
While I'm having lunch dates with MSAR, AMCAS, MCAT, and all the other acronyms that include M, hopefully I can sneak in trips to the mall and beach and fix my Einstein-idolizing hair. I do miss my long treads and their strange wavy ways but when St. Louis turns the temperature up, I have the last laugh. New challenge: make short hair work with my outfits. Don't you get the feelings sometimes that when you get a haircut, all the clothes in your wardrobe no longer look right? Hair is such a huge statement accessory - should have thought of that before I took a pair of scissors to my head and sheared myself in the mirror.
A go-to work outfit for me during the school year has consisted of a cardigan over quirky/nice shirt, skinny jeans, oxfords or other flats. There's not much time to think as I transition from shorts or summery wear that I threw on for class to something appropriate for the lab, so I stick with the default. This time I dressed it up with an H&M satin tank and a beaded cropped cardigan (oooh shiny). The tank is such a pain in the neck to wash by hand and dry - never get oil on this thing because it stains. The folder for these photos claim that this outfit happened a month ago, boy does time fly. This summer I am going to dress more creatively for work and snap pictures with my point and shoot for one more month (June 30 is major payday and I will
run fly to Best Buy to claim the Canon T2i I've been pining for for sooo long). Another challenge is to stay cool and work-appropriate with the summer wardrobe of a college fashion blogger. Remember that white blazer of mine? Makeshift lab coat it is ... : )
A pleasant surprise: as people from my university find out about my blog they are interested and happy to learn that I have a quirky hobby. Even my neuroscience professors have expressed intrigue during meetings ... goodness. I am happy that I didn't brashly delete my blog because I thought I was becoming fake and materialistic, and even more grateful that even hardcore scientists truly appreciate the artsy sides of me. I am more than a number, a GPA, a test score. I have my own story and this year to tell it to the world.